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  • Marissa Fernandez
  • Head of Patient Safety
  • Baxter

Dr. Marissa Fernandez is the current country head of Baxter’s Patient Safety department in Canada. Marissa is both a pharmacist and a medical doctor by training with more than 25 years of comprehensive knowledge and cross-functional experience in pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs and quality assurance within the pharmaceutical industry. Marissa has held various roles with increasing responsibilities, is recognized for operational excellence, and has successfully led various national inspections and audits. Marissa has thorough knowledge of pharmacovigilance principles and regulations, including Health Canada, ICH guidelines and the European Medicine Agency’s Good Pharmacovigilance Practices modules. Marissa is concurrently a part-time faculty in theRegulatory Affairs Program of Humber College’s School of Health Sciences in Canada, where she is responsible for courses in medical products safety, regulatory legislations and submissions. She has also recently completed her Certified Quality Auditor Certification from the American Society of Quality.